I'm want to start off saying I apologize for creating a newb thread. I just couldn't come to my own conclusion.
With that said I've been scouring the intraweb for a first set of high end headphones.
The only high end phones I own are some Turtle Beach true 5.1 headphones no digital surround sound. They have died and now it's time to move on.
I'm currently stuck using Plantronics C210 black wire. Which have an amazing soundstage surprisingly but just not nearly the power that I crave.
What I'm looking for:
Something I can use for "sound whoring" when playing an FPS game. (soundstage is pretty important) i'd choose music quality vs gaming uses though.
Under the 150$ price range
I'm not a basshead but do like a deep and rich bass when listening to some dubstep or electronica. Or the fast deep beat of some death metal kicks.
I'd like something that does not require amping but if the price is right with amp I would go for it.
I will be using these mostly at home but would like to take them with me if I wanted to.
Size does not matter for me, I do prefer over ear headphones.
I've been reading up on all things ATH-M50 as a entry level set but the more I read into it I get so much conflicting information on newb hype or good cans. So now I'm back to the drawing board and lost in my search. I'd like to only spend 150 max on a set of phones if they need amped then that would have to be also factored into the 150. I know that doesn't allow to much room but I just can't come to a conclusion and though I could get some help here. I'd like something that provides a good directional soundstage for gaming but also great in the music department.
Edited by cyris69 - 11/26/12 at 12:12pm